FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Kevin Madden
January 17, 2007
Boston, MA – Today, Governor Mitt Romney announced that U.S. Representative Jim McCrery (R-LA) will serve as the House Congressional Liaison for the Romney for President Exploratory Committee. As Liaison, Representative McCrery will lead Governor Romney's outreach efforts in the U.S. House.
"I am proud to have the support and service of Jim McCrery on my Exploratory Committee. Congressman McCrery will be a strong voice in the U.S. Capitol for our vision to move America forward. Today's announcement is just another sign of our growing support," said Governor Romney.
Governor Romney also named Representatives Dave Camp (R-MI) and Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) as Co-House Congressional Liaisons. Congressman Camp will also serve as Michigan Co-Chair of the Romney for President Exploratory Committee.
"Congressmen Camp and McKeon have demonstrated a strong commitment to
doing what's right for their constituents and the American people," said
Governor Romney. "With their help, we will find new solutions for the new
generation of challenges confronting our nation."
Background On Governor Romney's House Congressional Liaisons:
Representative Jim McCrery Is A Proven Leader In The United States
Congress. Serving his ninth full term in the U.S. House, McCrery has
been recognized for his focus on solving America's challenges by looking
past partisan politics and toward long-term, practical solutions. Cited
as one of 28 "emerging players" on Capitol Hill, McCrery has concentrated
on advancing core conservative principles. As one time Chairman of the
Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee, McCrery
played a leading role in passing major tax bills during President Bush's
Representative Dave Camp Has Compiled A Record Of Accomplishment
For The People Of His District. First elected to Congress in 1990 as
representative for the 4th Congressional District of Michigan, Camp quickly
earned a reputation for paying close attention to his constituents' needs.
In 1996, Camp made his mark playing a crucial role in the passage of historic
welfare reform legislation. As an attorney before his election, Camp worked
extensively with parents and children in the foster care system and has
become one of the House's leading adoption and foster care proponents.
Representative Howard "Buck" McKeon Is A Vocal Advocate For Conservative
Principles In Our Nation's Capital. Elected to represent the 25th Congressional
District of California in 1992, McKeon is a noted leader in efforts to
reform the education system, cut the national debt, provide tax cuts, and
strengthen the military. McKeon's record of legislative leadership has
been recognized by several national organizations including the National
Taxpayers Union, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the National Association
of Independent Colleges.